Kilrea Mart: Flying trade for all types of cattle on offer

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A good entry of 240 calves on Thursday 5th October at Kilrea Mart which met a flying trade for all types on offer.

Continental calves required to satisfy demand. Good selection of weanlings on offer.

Bull calves

W Moore, Macosquin, Charolais £490, £405; R D McWhirter, Glarryford, Limousin £320, Belgian Blue £290, Aberdeen Angus £260, Charolais £260, £255, £240, Limousin £220; Cookstown farmer, Aberdeen Angus £315; Antrim farmer, Limousin £300; A Faith, Limavady, Limousin £300, £252; O and T Hughes, Castledawson, Simmental £290, £200; C Keane and Sons, Moneymore, Aberdeen Angus £290, Fleckvieh £220, £215; P McCracken, Cookstown, Limousin £290; Workman Farms, Aghadowey, Hereford £285, Aberdeen Angus £260, £200; M Currie, Ballymoney, Belgian Blue £280, Hereford £200; Antrim farmer, Limousin £280, Montbeliarde £275, Friesian £205; J Rainey, Ahoghill, Belgian Blue £270; H Snodgrass, Drumahoe, Aberdeen Angus £262; T Colhoun, Strabane, Aberdeen Angus £260, £255; T Harbison, Aghadowey, Limousin £245; J E and S Bloomfield, Portglenone, Belgian Blue £240, Limousin £215; I Semple, Dungiven, Belgian Blue £235; Irwins Farm, Blackhill, Simmental £232, £227; M Elliott, Ballymoney, Hereford £212; J Oliver, Limavady, Aberdeen Angus £212; A Pinkerton, Ballymoney, Aberdeen Angus £210; Maghera farmer, Fleckvieh £200.

Heifer calves: Antrim farmer, Blonde D’Aquitaine £360; T Faith, Limavady, Charolais £360; G Rea, Rasharkin, Belgian Blue £300; Antrim farmer, Belgian Blue £250; T Harbison, Aghadowey, Aberdeen Angus £245, £240, £215, Simmental £200; Maghera farmer, Simmental £210; Randalstown farmer, Aberdeen Angus £200; H Snodgrass, Drumahoe, Charolais £200.

Friesian calves

Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand.

Good young calves to £205. Good demand for thick types.

Weanlings/suckler calves

60 on offer with more required to satisfy demand. Being offered for sale at approximately 12.30pm weekly. Continental and Friesian Lumps a super trade. Customers for cattle up to 18 months.

A smaller entry of calves on Friday 13th October met a flying trade for all types on offer.

Bull calves

J Keatley, Magherafelt, 320k Limousin, £905 (283), 290k Blonde D’Aquitaine, £750 (259), 340k Limousin, £755 (222), 410k, £890 (217); S J Hutchinson, Castlerock, 220k Limousin, £585 (266), 280k Charolais, £700 (250), 260k Limousin, £625 (240), 280k, £645 (230), 240k Charolais, £510 (213); T McCaughey, Portglenone, 210k Limousin, £555 (264), 235k, £600 (255), 235k, £590 (251), 200k, £475 (238), 230k, £530 (230), 220k, £500 (227), 240k, £520 (217); P Reid, Dunloy, 220k Charolais, £580 (264), 230k, £605 (263), 220k, £565 (257), 220k, £552 (251), 250k Aberdeen Angus, £500 (200); P Gribben, Toome, 170k Limousin, £440 (259), 280k, £640 (229), 200k Aberdeen Angus, £445 (223), 300k Limousin, £640 (213), 240k, £500 (208); N Connor, Dungiven, 290k Charolais, £720 (248); J Doherty, Garvagh, 250k Charolais, £620 (248), 260k, £620 (239), 280k, £615 (220); R Ewing, Knockloughrim, 220k Galloway, £540 (246), 230k, £560 (244), 240k Simmental, £550 (229), 300k, £685 (228), 280k, £600 (214), 220k Limousin, £460 (209); M Armstrong, Garvagh, 290k Charolais, £695 (240), 380k, £905 (238), 390k, £900 (231), 380k, £845 (222), 390k, £840 (215), 390k, £830 (213), 420k, £885 (211), 380k, £785 (207), 350k, £725 (207), 360k, £720 (200); G O’Kane, Garvagh, 290k Limousin, £675 (233), 290k, £600 (207); J A Millen, Macosquin, 300k Limousin, £685 (228); P McAtasney, Kilrea, 300k Limousin, £675 (225), 320k, £670 (209), 280k, £570 (204); P McCord, Randalstown, 315k Limousin, £710 (225), 330k, £740 (224), 340k Charolais, £730 (215); D King, Macosquin, 290k Limousin, £635 (219); G Fleming, Ballymoney, 300k Limousin, £635 (212), 350k, £735 (210).

Heifer calves

J Keatley, Magherafelt, 270k Limousin, £670 (248), 270k, £590 (219), 300k, £655 (218); R Campbell, Kilrea, 210k Charolais, £460 (219), 175k Limousin, £360 (206), 220k Charolais, £450 (205); R Ewing, Knockloughrim, 160k Simmental, £340 (213); M Armstrong, Garvagh, 390k Charolais, £790 (203); W Moore, Macosquin, 230k Limousin, £465 (202).

A smaller entry on Monday 16th October met a sharper trade than the previous week, however quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices.

More sheep needed every week.

Lambs:

A Clarke, Randalstown, 21.5k, £74.50 (347); D A Norris and Sons, Coleraine, 23k, £79.50 (346); G Kerr, Coleraine, 21.5k, £74 (344); L Reid, Coleraine, 23k, £79 (344); G R Wallace, Kilrea, 23k, £77 (335), 23k, £76.50 (333); H McErlean, Portglenone, 20.5k, £68.50 (334); J Kane, Armoy, 24k, £79.50 (331).

Heavy lambs sold to a top of £82.

Fat ewes: 70 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types. Ewes to £60. Brisk demand for all types on offer.

A good entry of dairy stock on Tuesday 17th October met a good steady trade to a top of £1,750 for a calved heifer.

More stock required weekly.

J Moore, Portstewart, calved heifers to £2,100, £1,920, £1,880, £1,800; W Millar (Jnr), Coleraine, calved heifers to £1,960, £1,860, £1,800, £1,780; J Nevin, Ringsend, calved heifer £1,750; S Henry, Macosquin, calved heifer £1,690; T Buchanan, Clough, calved heifer £1,680.

A smaller entry of 250 stock on Wednesday 18th October at Kilrea continued to meet with a super trade.

Steers sold to £1,330, heifers sold to £1,335 and fat cows sold to £1,252.

Fat cows: (85 on offer, flying trade - more required)

A McErlean, Portglenone, 550k Charolais, £885 (161), 690k Limousin, £1,010 (146), 680k Aberdeen Angus, £970 (143), 620k, £870 (140); J Mullan, Drumsurn, 660k Limousin, £1,000 (152), 730k Aberdeen Angus, £965 (132); S Reid, Coleraine, 490k Belgian Blue, £745 (152), 850k Aberdeen Angus, £1,245 (147), 690k Limousin £950 (138); Dungiven farmer, 570k Belgian Blue £830 (146); R Shiels, Maghera, 620k Charolais, £890 (144); C and E White, Ballycastle, 790k Limousin, £1,125 (142); J Gregg, Ahoghill, 650k Aubrac, 910 (140), 620k Saler, £855 (138); Antrim farmer, 900k Simmental, £1,252 (139); J Keatley, Magherafelt, 700k Charolais, £960 (137); R Ewing, Knockloughrim, 710k Limousin, £960 (135); W Moore, Macosquin, 570k Limousin, £750 (132); C George, Dungiven, 640k Belgian Blue, £830 (130).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

Heifers

C and E White, Ballycastle, 440k Limousin, £965 (219), 480k, £1,035 (216), 490k, £1,030 (210), 470k, £980 (209), 550k, £1,130 (206), 490k, £1,000 (204), 410k, £830 (202), 460k Limousin, £925 (201), 490k, £962 (196); D Campbell, Portglenone, 400k Limousin, £810 (203), 430k, £852 (198); J Lennox, Castledawson, 640k Limousin, £1,285 (201); A Campbell, Culnady, 510k Charolais, £1,000 (196).

Steers

J Lennox, Castledawson, 600k Limousin, £1,275 (213), 620k Charolais, £1,260 (203), 660k Limousin, £1,330 (202), 640k, £1,290 (202), 580k, £1,150 (198); M Rea, Ballymoney, 460k Charolais, £905 (197); S K Stafford, Coleraine, 610k Aberdeen Angus, £1,200 (197); A Cameron, Ahoghill, 580k Aberdeen Angus, £1,120 (193); J Kelso, Upperlands, 520k Limousin, £995 (191); R Kirkpatrick, Upperlands, 490k Charolais, £930 (190).

Friesian and Aberdeen Angus steers a flying trade with more required for strong demand.

Auctioneers: H A McIlrath and Sons Ltd.